Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Care Department-Inpatient:
Rush Hospital

Rush Hospital
Chicago Illinois
We are seeking a dynamic full - time Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Emergency Care Department to join our innovative Inpatient Pharmacy department at Rush University Medical Center! General Summary: The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Care, is responsible primarily for patient care in the emergency department. This may include clinical and operational coverage of any of the following emergency department, main pharmacy, and ICUs- Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)/Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU). Weekday responsibilities including patient care rounding, order verification, medication therapy optimization, and precepting pharmacy students or residents (PGY1/PGY2). Participation in medical emergencies, including cardiac/respiratory arrest and stroke, is required. Responsibilities may also include Emergency Department (ED), Operating Room (OR) Pharmacies, and Central Pharmacy; distribution of shifts will be determined by skill set and department need. Each individual must display maturity, independence, initiative, and strong verbal/written communication skills. In addition, individuals should exemplify the Rush mission, vision, and values and act in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.Position Highlights: Participate in the provision of pharmaceutical care for critically ill patients. Provide therapeutic recommendations for patients in the intensive care units through multidisciplinary rounds or post rounds follow up. Participate in Pharmacy Department operations; evaluate, clarify, and verify Epic orders for therapeutic appropriateness. Obtain and maintain BLS/ACLS certification in order to participate in Code Blue emergencies on designated shifts. Document clinical interventions. Perform daily review of relevant drug or patient specific reports. Participate in pharmacy or multidisciplinary committees relevant to the critical care units. Implement and adhere to all drug use policy and formulary decisions of the Pharmacy, Nutrition and Therapeutics (PNT) committee. Participate in safety event (SE) reporting. Serve as a liaison to other healthcare providers in critical care and related specialties. Identify and assist with the implementation of initiatives related to care of critically ill patients. Serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students and postgraduate year 1 and 2 (PGY1 and PGY2) residents. Complete or precept medication use evaluations, new drug or therapeutic class reviews, and research projects. Maintain working knowledge of medical center and departmental policies and procedures. Conduct monthly nursing unit inspections of medication storage areas as assigned. Supervise pharmacy technician staff involved in the preparation and delivery of medications. Coordinate medication ordering, preparation, dispensing, and administration when applicable for target patients or medications. Maintain and develop new working relationships with nursing staff on patient care units including problem resolution, attendance at meetings, and provision of nursing in-services. Assist with the strategic implementation of Department of Pharmacy initiatives. Participate in or precept quality improvement and research projects, per interests and/or assignment by the supervisor Position Qualifications: PharmD degree required. Illinois Pharmacy license or eligible Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board Certification desirable or expected within 2 years of starting the position; BCOP preferred Completed a Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) Residency OR 3-5 years of experience as a clinical pharmacist in critical care or emergency medicine Completed a Specialty (PGY2) Residency in Critical Care or Emergency Medicine Strong analytical, problem-solving, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Must be flexible with work schedule. Dependable attendance and job performance. Company Highlights: Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient. Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care. Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.